FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — RouteOne announced today that more than 10,000 dealers are now subscribed to its Vehicle Values tool since the product's launch in late 2006.

According to officials, this is almost double the amount of subscribing dealers since February of this year. The Vehicle Value tool is integrated with values from the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide and Black Book. Kelley Blue Book is scheduled for availability in the second half of 2008, the company noted.

The Vehicle Values tool can allow dealers to precisely and quickly obtain used-vehicle values during RouteOne's online credit application process. The information available to subscribing dealers and finance sources includes N.A.D.A. and Black Book base values, as well as adjustments for mileage and optional accessories.

The dealer can value a vehicle independently using the online Vehicle Values tool and then seamlessly transfer all the information about the vehicle and its value to a RouteOne credit application, executives explained.

Subscribing finance sources can receive the same information in automated fashion, improving their level of efficiency by avoiding the need for a manual lookup, the company highlighted.

Basically, this tool allows dealers and finance sources to speak the same language — improving communication, enabling better valuation and ultimately improving sales of vehicles and financing, officials indicated.

"The volume of subscribing dealers keeps rising, proving that our dealers find great value in this service," explained Mike Jurecki, RouteOne's chief executive officer.

"It's important to us to provide our dealers low-cost, value-added tools that help them streamline their F&I processes and more easily book deals," he continued.

Dealers interested in more information or in subscribing can contact their dealership system administrator or call the RouteOne Sales Support Line at (248) 862-7000, ext. 7.

Finance sources interested in more information or in subscribing can contact their RouteOne sales representative.